Our desire to reconnect with nature has a primal quality to it. Nature’s sights, sounds, and smells awaken our senses and make us feel more present, at peace, and alive. To experience it is to remember that we are all a part of something larger and more wondrous, such as the Great Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee. The ancient peaks of the bluish-hued Smokies straddle the border between Tennessee and North Carolina, shrouded in an ethereal mist. They are the focal point of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most popular national park in the United States.